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Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '09, 5th Edition

Book Description

Seattle musician Jeff Tolbert's step-by-step instructions and audio examples guide you through creating songs with the built-in loops in GarageBand '09. You'll learn how to plan a song, get the most out of Magic GarageBand, edit loops using both graphical and notation view, create exciting mixes, and export.

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '09
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
      3. What's New in This Edition
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Making Music with GarageBand Quick Start
    4. 2. Configure GarageBand
      1. Upgrade to the Latest Version
      2. Launch GarageBand
      3. Set Preferences
    5. 3. Make Your First Tune
      1. Get Acquainted with the Interface
      2. Add Loops
      3. Add Melody Instruments
      4. Learn Editing and Mixing Basics
    6. 4. Make a Great Song
      1. Plan the Song
      2. Consider the Elements That Make a Song Work
        1. Melody
        2. Harmony
        3. Rhythm
        4. Texture
        5. Dynamics
        6. Timbre
      3. Work with Regions and Loops
        1. What to Do with All Those Loops
        2. Add Bass and Percussion
        3. Edit Notes to Create a New Bass Line
        4. Shift into a New Gear
        5. Add More Loops
        6. Map Out the Arrangement
        7. Add the Final Few Loops
        8. Create a Track in Notation View
        9. Add a Sound Effect
        10. Finishing Touches
      4. Mix Your Song
        1. Adjust Track Volumes
        2. Pan Your Tracks
        3. Adjust Equalization
        4. Set Bass/Treble Reduction
        5. Set Other Effects
        6. Finish Up
    7. 5. Transform a Magic GarageBand Song
      1. Create Your First Magic GarageBand Song
      2. Customize Your Magic GarageBand Song
      3. Rearrange the Song
        1. Change the Tempo
        2. Duplicate Arrangement Sections
        3. Add a Key Change
        4. Add a Ritard
      4. Change the Instrumentation
        1. Switch the Drums
        2. Alternate the Keyboards
        3. Fade the Rest of the Instruments In and Out
      5. Add the Finishing Touches
        1. Adjust the Panning
        2. Fade the Ending
    8. 6. Learn More Loop Techniques
      1. Create a Drum Break
      2. Add Chord Changes to Loops
      3. Force a Loop to Keep Its Original Tempo
      4. Use Loops from Other Sources
      5. Import MIDI Files
    9. 7. Export Your Song
      1. Send Your Song to iTunes
      2. Create a Ringtone
      3. Export Your Song to Your Hard Disk
      4. Burn Your Song to CD
    10. 8. Learn More
      1. Web Sites
      2. Books
      3. Videos
    11. A. Improving Performance
    12. B. Glossary
      1. Using the Glossary
      2. Terms
    13. C. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. Shameless Plug
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits